Will Modern Ireland Tolerate Catholic Schools?’ A new paper from The Iona Institute


WHAT will Catholic and other faith-based schools be allowed to teach in the future? This is the crucial question theologian and…

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By Dr Angelo Bottone

When we see reports about anti-social behaviour and criminality – for example, the ramming of a garda car in Dublin this week – no-one ever explores whether there might be a link with family breakdown. It would be surprising if...

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Almost half of children born in the UK in 2000 did not grow up with both of their biological parents throughout their childhood, according to a new report by the Children’s Commissioner, Rachel de Souza. This is because so many...

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One of the biggest articles of faith of modern, liberal societies is that the sexual freedoms now available to us have made people happier and more fulfilled. An accompanying belief is that we needed to slay the ‘dragon’ of religious...

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A new report from an organisation in America attacks the Iona Institute in a highly defamatory manner, but the attack is so bad that it has been recognised as such by fair-minded liberals who have criticised the report in public and...

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Politics has become a substitute for religion and ‘social justice warriors’ are today’s Puritans, a new BBC documentary claims. Helen Lewis, who was raised Catholic but is now an atheist, has produced a new documentary for BBC Radio 4 in...

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In England last year, a majority of births (51.3pc) took place outside marriage. In Ireland, the figure is now above 40pc. Some might say that this is a purely private matter, but it’s not true, because family structure is important...

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Nuns tell bishops they are subject to constant attack in the media


Women religious in Ireland have lamented their “constant battering” by the media in a submission to the Irish synodal process. Media reporting is “happy to use women religious as scapegoats…

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The Atheist’s Bluff

Atheism present itself as a ‘rational’, ‘tolerant’ alternative to religion. But is that true in theory or in practice? Philosopher,…

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